Bug 533265 - Grub has two config files
Grub has two config files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grubby (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-11-05 15:00 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-01-10 00:34 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 22:29:41 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2009-11-05 15:00:48 EST
I just spent an hour trying to make grub do the right thing.

I then see that (presumably) grubby has setup two grub config files: menu.lst and grub.conf.

Either we should have one, or one should be symlinked.
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2009-11-07 17:04:42 EST
/boot/grub/menu.lst is a symlink to /boot/grub/grub.conf and /etc/grub.conf is a symlink to /boot/grub/grub.conf.  There is only one config file.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2009-11-07 17:45:23 EST
I just installed Fedora 12 beta and ran yum upgrade. I have two files.
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2009-11-07 18:37:41 EST
Can you type "file /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/grub.conf" for me please?
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2009-11-08 06:05:03 EST
That won't help, I made it a symlink.

The files were not hardlinked either - the content was different.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 10:10:19 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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